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Leadership

Center for Student Engagement

Location: Student Union Room 211
Phone: 845-257-3025
Website: www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement 
Email: cse@newpaltz.edu 

Please contact the Center for Student Engagement for additional opportunities that may be available (employment, volunteer, internships, etc.).


Student Union Manager

Student Union Managers (formerly called Student Activities Managers) manage all aspects of the Student Union Building during mornings, evenings, and weekends.  Student Union Managers provide support to events and programs in the Student Union, assist with audio/visual technology equipment, supervise student staff, and provide excellent customer service to building patrons.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and in good judicial standing.
Compensation: On-campus room rent waiver (Student Union Managers must live on campus for duration of employment); minimum-wage hourly pay for Friday/Saturday shifts (scheduled on a rotation).
Application Timeline: Applications for academic year positions available in February; applications for summer positions available in April.
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/studentmanager.html

Emerging Leaders Mentor

Emerging Leaders Mentors (ELMs) provide support to the Emerging Leaders Program by promoting the program and recruiting participants, hosting social events, faciliating workshops, and serving as a resource to Emerging Leaders participants.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Must be a Sophomore student who graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program the previous academic year; must be afull-time, matriculated Undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and in good judicial standing.
Compensation: None (volunteer experience)
Application Timeline: Applications for academic year positions available in April for the current class of Emerging Leaders.
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagament/elmapplication.html

Union Programming Council Executive Board

The Union Programming Council (UPC) is a volunteer group of students who select and manage programming sponsored by The Center for Student Engagement.  UPC E-board members have specific responsibilities

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing.
Compensation: None (volunteer experience)
Application Timeline: Applications for academic year positions available in April.
For More Information Visit: http://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/union-programming-council.html

Graduate Assistant for Activities

The GA for Activities co-advises the Union Programming Council including managing their budget and assisting at events; supervises the Graphic Designer; plans and hosts the Club & Involvement Fair each semester; manages the office's social media platforms; conducts programming, involvement, and training workshops; promotes Engage; acts as a member of the CSE professional staff team (weekend duty rotation, student event consultations, etc.).

Requirements/Prerequisites: Accepted/enrolled in a Graduate Program at New Paltz.  Prior programming and involvement experience preferred.
Compensation: 6-credit tuition waiver per semester; $7500 stipend for the year (includes evening and weekend shifts, and work prior to the start and end of each semester); $500 Hawk or Dining Dollars per semester; parking pass
Application Timeline: Applications available in March/April for the upcoming academic year positions
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/gradassistant.html 

Graduate Assistant for Operations

The GA for Operations co-supervises the Union Operations Crew; oversees the functions of the HQ Desk; oversees the Commuter Lounge and Commuter Lockers; plans and conducts Commuter programming including Commuter Orientation and Commuter Appreciation Weeks; assists with the maitenance of the Student Union audio visual equipment including scheduling and training; acts as a member of the CSE professional staff team (participates in weekend on-call rotation, conducts student event consultations, etc.)

Requirements/Prerequisites: Accepted/enrolled in a Graduate Program at New Paltz.  Prior programming and involvement experience preferred.
Compensation: 6-credit tuition waiver per semester; $7500 stipend for the year (includes evening and weekend shifts, and work  prior to the semester in August and January, and after commencement in May); $500 Hawk or Dining Dollars per semester; parking pass
Application Timeline: Applications available in March/April for the upcoming academic year positions
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/gradassistant.html 

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer creates promotional materials (digital and print) for our office's events, programs, and initiatives. 

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing.  Must have previous graphic design experience and provide samples with their application.
Compensation: Paid hourly (minimum wage)
Application Timeline: Applications for the upcoming academic year are usually available in March/April.
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/graphicdesigner.html 

Orientation Leaders/Peer Mentors

Orientation Leaders (OLs)/Peer Mentors are a group of student leaders who have the primary responsibility of helping first-year and transfer students make a smooth transition into SUNY New Paltz by serving as resources and role models for the newest members of our SUNY New Paltz community. Orientation Leaders assist with new student orientation and family orientation, and continue their commitment to serve first-year and transfer students by participating in a variety of events throughout the academic year.


Requirements/Prerequisites: Must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 2.75 GPA, have an active Co-Curricular Transcript, not planning to take any summer courses, have completed one full semester at SUNY New Paltz at time of application, and be in good disciplincary standing.  You must attend a GI meeting in order to apply.
Compensation: $2200 for the summer and $300 per semester for Peer Mentor
Application Timeline: February: General Interest Meetings and Application Available.  March: Application and references due, first round interviews.  April: Group process day and final interviews/decision
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentdevelopment/peermentorolapplication.html

Alternative Spring Break: Give Where You Live Participant

Alternative Spring Break is a week-long volunteer experience held in the New Paltz region each year during the college's Spring Break.  Student participants take part in a number of volunteer, social, and educational activities to build skills, strengthen their professional network, and give back to the community.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated, undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing. A written application and interview are required.
Compensation: None (Volunteer Experience)
Application Timeline: Applications available each November and are due the first Friday in December.
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/volunteer_sfsa.html

Alternative Spring Break: Give Where You Live Mentor

The ASB Mentor is a leader-participant in the Alternative Spring Break Program at SUNY New Paltz.  They will assist the ASB Coordinator with program implementation and provide leadership to the first-time participants when necessary.  

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated, undergraduate students who have participated in ASB during any previous year.  Good academic and judicial standing as well as a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is required. A written application and interview are required.
Compensation: None (Volunteer Experience)
Application Timeline: Applications will be sent to past participants and are due each October.
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/volunteer_sfsa.html

Saturdays of Service Participant

Saturdays of Service is a semester-long program (held in both Fall and Spring) offering an opportunitiey for a group of participants to volunteer on 3 Saturdays, based on a selected theme. Past themes have included sustainable agricluture, homelessness and housing, food security, farm to food pantry, environmental sustainability, and others. 

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated, undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing. A written application and interview are required.
Compensation: None (Volunteer Experience)
Application Timeline: Applications are due in September (Fall) and November (Spring).
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/volunteer_sfsa.html

Saturdays of Service Mentor

Saturdays of Service Mentor is a leader-participant in the Saturdays of Service Program at SUNY New Paltz.  They will assist the SoS Coordinator with program implementation and provide leadership to the first-time participants when necessary.  

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated, undergraduate students who have participated in SoS during any previous semester.  Good academic and judicial standing as well as a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is required. A written application and interview are required.
Compensation: None (Volunteer Experience)
Application Timeline: Applications will be sent to past participants and are due each April for the following academic year.
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/volunteer_sfsa.html

Make a Difference Day Planning Committee Member

Committee members assist with the planning of the annual Make a Difference Day event held each October.  Committee members often will help with service site recruitment, logistics, marketing, and determining other engagement activities associated with the program.  Typical responsibilities are 1-3 hours of committee work per week through September and October. 

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student. Prior volunteer participation in SUNY New Paltz Make a Difference Day event.
Compensation: None (Volunteer)
Application Timeline: Applications sent to prior year participants in April with a deadline in May.  
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/madd.html 

Make a Difference Day Site Leader

Site Leaders will help with day-of coordination of Make a Difference Day.  Students will be a primary point of contact with the host site, facilitate reflection activities, and oversee a group of student volunteers throughout the day of service.  Selected students will be required to attend a training prior to Make a Difference Day and be available the entirety of Make a Difference Day.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student.  Prior volunteer experience preferred.
Compensation: None (Volunteer)
Application Timeline: Students express interest when registering for Make a Difference Day (registration form available in August)
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/studentengagement/madd.html